Taxi Driver Assaulted For Going Too Slow in Halton: Police

A Georgetown man is being charged after a taxi driver was allegedly assaulted for driving too slow.

The incident took place in Georgetown on Feb. 26 around 4:45 p.m.

A cabbie picked up the suspect near Armstrong Ave. and along the way they began arguing over the fare, say Halton police, adding the man accused the driver of going slow in order to raise the price.

The driver told the man the price increases per kilometre, not by time then stopped at Guelph and Mill streets and demanded the suspect - who was in the passenger seat - get out of the taxi.

That’s when the man struck the driver on the right side of his forehead “with a closed fist,” police allege.

The driver suffered minor injuries.

The suspect left and later went to the taxi company to pay his fare.

Investigators arrested the suspect on Feb. 27.

George Hooker, 52, is facing one count of assault.

He released on a promise to appear and an undertaking.

Anyone who may have additional information is asked to phone Const. Joseph Dominelli at 905-825-4747 ext. 2105.

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